I’m was on my way to the USA on Virgin Australia and it is still Tuesday here so I am posting a late Trove Tuesday. First time with them from Brisbane to LA to take advantage of my air points. One if the items on the cheese platter was quince paste. I’m fairly sure I did not even know of quince paste when I was a child growing up in New Zealand. Or I might have read about it in a book. Imagining here an English children’s book like the Famous Five where they took lunch with them in their adventures. By the way the first Famous Five book was the first real “chapter” book I read all by myself.
Still imaging – Quinces, one of those fruits that grow abundantly on large trees in big back yards where children play outside. So different from the smaller and smaller pieces of land houses are built on today in Australia. No room for large trees with rope swings.
With so much fruit, ways to use it had to be found by the housewife. So here comes Trove to the rescue. I am sure I will be able to find some recipes. Now I’m wondering was it called paste or simply jam?
Tuesday Trove Quince Recipes
Not just jam! I discovered you can make quince pickle, chutney, jelly, pies with short crust or flaky pastry. Even quince cheese which won the weekly recipe competition. Not a true cheese though.
And the winning quince recipe:
And couple of more recipes for jam and even tinned quinces if you have a kerosene tin spare:
Do you have a quince tree in your garden or remember eating quince jam?
Source: 1939 ‘[No heading].’, The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 – 1939), 11 April, p. 3, viewed 27 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page13391642